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Estimation error and the specification of unobserved component models

  • Maravall, Agustin
  • Planas, Christophe

The paper deals with the problem of identifying stochastic unobserved two-component models, as in seasonal adjustment or trend-cycle decompositions. Solutions based on the properties of the unobserved component estimation error are considered, and analytical expressions for the variances and covariances of the different types of estimation errors (errors in the final, preliminary, and concurrent estimator and in the forecast) are obtained for any admissible decomposition.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 92 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 325-353

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Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:92:y:1999:i:2:p:325-353
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